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Rescuing Abandoned Reptiles

Rescuing Abandoned Reptiles

December 4, 2013 |

Every year in the U.S. millions of pets are abandoned, discarded or dumped due to neglectful pet owners or those who lack the ability to raise and maintain the animals once they’re fully grown. While the most common pets in the U.S. are dogs are and cats, many of these deserted creatures are reptiles. But […]

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Eight Stars a-Shopping

Eight Stars a-Shopping

December 2, 2013 |

The Holiday Everything Guide What will your true love give to you in this month of holiday everything? These suggestions from local taste makers help expand definitions of holiday and get everyone in the zone. Here’s the deal: Because style is so individual, what matters most in holiday gifting is staying mindful of your own […]

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Holiday Help

Holiday Help

November 26, 2013 |

Hold on tight. They’re coming. The sales, the lines, the commercials. Under modern capitalism Thanksgiving and Christmas, once sacred days to slow down and spend quality time with family and friends, have instead become over-the-top occasions for families to speed up the spending. If one looks beyond the mall Santas and PlayStation®4 advertisements, however, it’s […]

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A Barrel of Unpretentious Fun

A Barrel of Unpretentious Fun

October 31, 2013 |

Wine is one of those things everyone knows something about, but for most people, that knowledge is usually confined to decision trees involving bottled or boxed, red or white. Frank Lietzau is on a mission to change that, without all the buttoned-down stuffiness often associated with the world of distant vineyards and sommeliers. One needn’t […]

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The Perfect Cafe

The Perfect Cafe

October 28, 2013 |

The plan was to find a place where we could quickly grab some lunch and coffee and then hit the beach. It would be the first ocean experience for our 3-year-old. The San Diego sky finally opened up so we had to act fast in case the clouds returned. But when you are on a […]

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Weightless Joy

Weightless Joy

September 19, 2013 |

The trampoline. It beckons all ages to experience its promise of adrenaline and excitement. It’s a time machine, bringing back memories of childhood: sweaty summer afternoons, birthday parties and laughter. And, as if constructed from magnets, it pulls people to its bouncy surface – even if for a single jump. Walking through the doors of Get […]

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Accessible Localism: It’s an Actual Thing

Accessible Localism: It’s an Actual Thing

September 14, 2013 |

Relax. It’s ok. So you ate at a chain recently. You shopped at a big box store. It’s alright. Really. Well, if it was at that one big box, I’ll need you to provide a proper and viable excuse. But, really, it’s ok. You see, as much as I absolutely, positively support all things locally […]

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Crafting AZ Libations & Pub Fare

Crafting AZ Libations & Pub Fare

September 5, 2013 |

The Good Oak Bar Opens on Congress Street. The Good Oak Bar is now a reality. Up until a few days ago, the space on Congress – between the new Diablo Burger and the established Rialto Theatre – was still being completed, and was gloriously punctuated by the scent of oak dust. Fittingly, since the name Good Oak […]

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Artistic Homage to the Suds

Artistic Homage to the Suds

September 4, 2013 |

“We should do a beer art show,” Nathan Saxton declared at Borderlands Brewing Company about a year ago. “Everyone laughed,” Saxton recounts, “and then, everyone kind of looked at each other and said, ‘We should do a beer art show!’” So the planning began, and the Beer-Flavored Art Show was born. “It’s been in various […]

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A Desert Twist on Caribbean Cocktails & Cuisine

A Desert Twist on Caribbean Cocktails & Cuisine

September 3, 2013 |

by Emily Gindlesparger, photos by Andrew Brown Stepping across the threshold of Saint House is like entering a private club in the heydays of Havana. The lighting is low, the booths are plush and the rum list – 40 labels strong – seems straight from a private collection. Decorating the high walls above the bar is a […]

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